The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, August 30, met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja in continuation of his consultation ahead of the 2023 elections.
Telescope.ng reports that Tinubu was accompanied by his running mate, Kashim Shettima; Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun; Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru; Plateau state governor and director-general of Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Organisation, Simon Lalong; and Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara state.
Although details of their meeting were not made public, a source in Tinubu’s camp said that the visit was an extension of the APC national leader’s consultation with major stakeholders in the polity ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The source reportedly said: “His visit to Jonathan shouldn’t come to anyone as a surprise. Tinubu holds no grudges with any political whether within the party or in the opposition.”
The source also noted that the former president was elated to see them and open to consultation on the APC presidential candidate’s ambition.
Tinubu’s closed-door meeting with Jonathan came on the heels of his earlier visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Meanwhile, the National Working Committee of the APC, on Tuesday, August 30, dismissed speculations that Tinubu and the party’s national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, are at loggerheads over his choice of Lalong and Festus Keyamo as Director-General and spokesperson for the APC presidential campaign.